Buchan Caving

Caving at Buchan

Buchan is located on East Gippsland approximately 340km East of Melbourne. Buchan is Limestone Karst and have some spectacular caves. Many caves are vertical and are well worth the visit. For cavers there is ample accommodation at the Buchan Reserve or at Homeleigh. The public caves within the caves reserve are spectacular and well worth the visit. The camp ground in the Caves Reserve is relaxing and very pretty with many walks to be done around the park. The swimming is - what can I say - cold.

Meals are always good at the local Pub where you can get a Buchan beer. A new breakfast code had opened recently in town and the food is pretty good as well.

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Elk River 2011

After a bit of research and discussions with various cavers we planned a weekend to visit Buchan and the famous Elk River Cave system. Here is our story

The Descent of Goanna

The trip into Goanna had an unexpected surprise. I had heard of this cave back in 2011 but only by name and that it was a great cave by all accounts. What no-one had really mentioned was the fat tat it had probably one of the best abseil pitches in all of the cave at Buchan - a 35 meter free hanging drop, followed by about another 20 meter drop against a wall to the cave bottom.

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